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The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 3: 1940-1942 (2008)

Moe Howard , Larry Fine  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 26, 2008
  • Run Time: 396 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AXOFR0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,586 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 3: 1940-1942" on IMDb

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The Golden Age of the Three Stooges continues in this exceptional third chronological collection. These 23 shorts from 1940-1942 are all digitally remastered for the highest quality in sight and sound, and this collection is even more special as it features an historical first: Moe Howard was the first American to portray Hitler on film, in 1940's "You Nazty Spy", which was Moe's personal favorite. It also contains the outstanding 1941 sequel, I'll Never Heil Again. Moe as a vicious dictator - who would have thought?! With biting satire and merciless wit, the Three Stooges gave the world a brave new perspective on the absurdity of evil and the world powers of the time. This collection also contains Curly's favorite, "A Plumbing We Will Go", which features the brilliant sight gag of a burst of water flowing from a new television set just as it's broadcasting a live report from Niagara Falls. The Three Stooges Collection Volume Three will soitenly keep you entertained as Larry, Moe, and Curly portray a variety of characters in their own inimitable way.

The Three Stooges--political satirists? Laugh if you will, but as demonstrated by the shorts "You Nazty Spy" and "I'll Never Heil Again"--both of which are featured on this two-disc, digitally remastered set--the boys were the first act in Hollywood to bring attention to the Nazi threat in the days prior to America's involvement in World War II. "Nazty," which was released in 1940 some nine months before Chaplin's The Great Dictator, and 1941's "Heil," have Moe donning the greasepaint mustache to play Moe Hailstone, a dull-witted wallpaper hanger who runs amok as the dictator of Moronica along with his sidekicks Larry (the Goebbels stand-in) and Curly (Mussolini, natch). If the hijinks aren't exactly drawing room humor, one must still marvel at the foresight of the team and director Jules White for conceiving the idea, and by the sheer ballsiness of the Howard brothers and Fine--all Jews--taking the air out of the most insidious anti-Semitic figure of the period. One might also view 1940's "Boobs in Arms," with the boys accidentally joining the Army, as another riff on the absurdity of the slowly mounting war. Of course, the Stooges were better known for their wild slapstick comedy, and Volume 3 of this long-overdue collection presents some of the funniest shorts in their lengthy careers. Chief among these is "What's the Matador," which pits the boys' bullfighting routine against some real live beef, and the delirious "Sock-A-Bye Baby," with the Stooges attempting to care for an abandoned child. Elsewhere, the two main themes of the shorts--the Stooges as agents of fair play, as seen in "Nutty But Nice" (Curly finds a kidnapped man by yodeling) and "So Long Mr. Chumps" (the boys free an unjustly jailed man)--or menaces to society, as shown by the devastation wreaked at a dinner party in "An Ache in Every Stake," is in full effect. As with the two previous volumes, the shorts featured here (eight of which have never been available on DVD) are presented in chronological order and pristine condition, which soitenly makes up for decades of neglect from previous fly-by-night Stooge releases. --Paul Gaita

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87 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 3 makes it to market quickly June 16, 2008
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This release may be a good sign of things to come with seven months between volumes 1 (Oct 2007) and 2 (May 2008), and only three months between the upcoming volume 3 and volume 2.

The shorts included should be:

You Nazty Spy!
Rockin' Thru the Rockies
A Plumbing We Will Go
Nutty But Nice
How High is Up?
From Nurse to Worse
No Census, No Feeling
Cookoo Cavaliers
Boobs in Arms

So Long Mr. Chumps
Dutiful But Dumb
All the World's a Stooge
I'll Never Heil Again
An Ache in Every Stake
In the Sweet Pie and Pie
Some More of Samoa

Loco Boy Makes Good
Cactus Makes Perfect
What's the Matador?
Three Smart Saps
Even as IOU
Sock-a-Bye Baby

"A Plumbing We Will Go" is possibly the best comedy ever made by the Stooges and alone is worth the price of admission. Here the Stooges attempt to repair the plumbing in a wealthy household. Of course they don't know what they're doing, as is always the situation. They end up crossing the electrical system with the plumbing with some hilarious sight gags resulting. You'll also see the Stooges taking advantage of Moe's strong resemblance to a certain German leader as the Stooges exit the depression and enter the war years.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 3 July 12, 2008
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As a long time Stooge fan, its nice Sony is releasing the complete Stooge shorts. My only question is will it stop after Curly? I hope they release Shemp's shorts, even though alot of them are remakes in the later years. I give props for not changing the format of the discs (thus far) and Amazon preorder price is always $17. Like I said in the last review, Stooges have been around for almost 80 years and have a ton of footage on various dvds that could be used as great extras. Id like to see extra features instead of trailers to movies. All in all, great product and keep up the good work!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stooges shuffle into the Forties June 30, 2008
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I am pleased that Sony Pictures have narrowed the gap between release time for their collection. Not only do we have the nutty trio poking fun at Hitler and the Japanese during WWII, but Vol. 3 contains "A-Plumbing We Will Go", considered by the fans to be their finest short. APWWG is a prime example of putting the Stooges where they don't belong...which is pretty much everywhere!
Like the previous volumes, I'll anxiously await its release.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More volumes on the way! July 4, 2008

Fans of the Three Stooges have much to rejoice about as Sony unveiled its plans to release the entire oeuvre of 190 shorts the Boys made for Columbia Pictures from 1934-1958. Volume 3 has been eagerly awaited, for it includes the historical (and hysterical) "You Nazty Spy" and fan favorite "A Plumbing We Will Go".

Relax, Stoogephiles! The quality displayed in the first two volumes of chronological shorts continues here. Actually, these films look even BETTER than many on the previous sets. By the 1940's, the technology was consistently better than the 1930's. These shorts have a beautiful contrast of rich black and white; no pops; no major hissing on the soundtrack; no dust; no scratches and any splices or jumps have been fixed. These shorts have never looked or sounded better and I've seen all of these titles numerous times over the years.

As with all performers, the Stooges had their share of shorts that missed their mark. Let's face it-with 190 titles in their filmography, there were some bad apples in the barrel. However, weaker efforts like "Even As I.O.U" still have some gonzo scenes (Curly and the bassoon) to make it a watchable outing.

This volume of theatrical shorts contains several films released during wartime and some great titles like "Sock-A-Bye, Baby" have a few un PC bits of dialog that the unfamiliar viewer may find shocking. During the time these films were made, America was at serious odds with the Japanese and that sentiment is displayed here (also on future shorts like "No Dough Boys" to be featured on Volume 4 releasing October 7).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I must say i am also thrilled that (for the first time) these shorts are being released remastered and in order! i've experienced a lot of frustration in the past at how greedy Columbia is by releasing all of these random incomplete dvds of the Three Stooges. Finally you can own them all at a great value. i mean honestly, i would pay 50 dollars a volume for something like this. And mark my words, these WILL go out of print and people WILL be paying 50 dollars or more for this collection in the years to come. so if you're a fan. BUY UP NOW!!! TRUST ME!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony gets it right!!! July 3, 2008
This is truly a Stooge fans dream. Finally a Stooge DVD collection with remastered picture & sound, & in chronological order too! The first 2 were awesome to see & hear so clearly. Let's hope Sony keeps putting these out every 3 months now because there's a lot of Curly shorts to get through & let's not forget the Shemp shorts either. A job well done Sony!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Which is Best?? July 3, 2008
By Hmoika
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Am very pleased to see such a rapid release of the shorts. The quality of the restoration is top-notch, and the humor is always on the money with the Stooges. However, I'm not sure I could claim "A-Plumbing We Will Go" as the all-time best short. There are so many high points to their career. I do admit, that APWWG is one of their very best (to a large degree due to Dudley Dickerson); but there is also "Three Little Beers" and also "False Alarms" (truly one of the very best!); and it would be impossible not to include "How High is Up?" which will also be on this latest release. So, I'll just keep racking my brain, trying to come up with my favorite of no avail. ---- And I agree with another reviewer: let's not forget the Shemp shorts, Sony. Please give the same love and attention to all the shorts. The era of Shemp's contribution may have seen dwindling financial resources for the short subjects department at Columbia, but just remember: where would the Stooges have been withOUT Shemp after Curly fell ill?
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